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Old 10-25-2005, 01:46 PM
bmills bmills is offline
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CIGNA turned mine down all the way through.

Being in the Kineflex/Charite study, the insurance company must first be billed to see if they will pay.

They are denying the bills from the surgery just as expected. Just like they denied all requests for approval and all appeals before I got into the study.

Yes, it is obvious that the insurance companies are in complete control. They keep it open ended. Some could choose to wait for 5 or 10 more years of US data.

The tide may be changing on them as the public becomes more aware of ADR options but it's not there enough yet.

Has anyone heard if Medicare has come out with their official stand on ADR? It was expected to come this month.

Brady
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